Hamilton Sump Pump Services

Sump Pump Services Hamilton

A sump pump: what is it? A sump pit, sometimes referred to as a sump basin, is frequently found in the basement of a house. A sump pump is a kind of pump that is used to remove water from these areas. The sump pit is covered to prevent debris from getting inside. Interior waterproofing systems and sump pumps are often used in combination, and waterproofing companies often recommend putting both in your basement to ensure a comprehensive waterproofing system. In order to ensure that there are no potential mechanical issues with your sump pump—which might lead to floods and a damp basement—it is a good idea to have a waterproofing specialist evaluate it.

There are two types of sump pumps: pedestal pumps and submersible pumps. A pedestal sump pump is more conspicuous and louder when it is installed above the sump pit. A submersible sump pump produces less noise since it is submerged inside the sump pit. ABS plumbing is used for the sump pump’s external installation. Sump pits are often found in business buildings’ boiler rooms. The sump pit may fill with naturally occurring subsurface water or water from a waterproofing system’s drain. The sump pump system is used when the water table is significantly higher than the footing of a house, or when leaks from the basement foundation are redirected by installing an internal waterproofing system or connecting the outside weeping tiles into the sump pit.

Think of the sump pump as a toilet tank turned upside down. When the water level in the pit reaches a specific level, the leaver/float connected to the pump will activate and release the water outside through ABS pipe. There are pumps of different horsepower for different pits. The larger the pit, the more horsepower a sump pump should have. A stronger pump will cause the water to depart the sump pit more quickly. Some sump pumps are battery-activated; these require a marine deep cycle battery and a backup sump pump. A battery-operated backup sump pump makes sure that the sump pit doesn’t overflow and flood the basement in the event of a main pump failure or power loss.

Because a sump pump is a mechanical apparatus, it requires upkeep to keep the basement dry. It is normally recommended to visually inspect the sump pump twice a year. The sump pump will become more active in the presence of a rising water table or heavy precipitation flowing through the waterproofing system, requiring more frequent checks. It is best to check the ABS discharge pipe outside in areas with harsh winters and low temperatures.

If the pipe is clogged with ice, replace it immediately to avoid the pump burning out from not being able to release the water. To prevent frozen pipes, install a heat cable inside the ABS pipe, similar to the ones used to remove ice from rooftops. In warmer areas, make sure the ABS outflow pipe outside is slightly tilted downward to allow for smooth water escape when inspecting the sump pump within.


A 2 feet diameter and 2-3 feet deep pit is dug out in a specific part of the basement authorized by the homeowner.

Sump pump pit is installed to collect water either from the ground or perforated pipes connected to it. The lid of the pit is installed flush with the floor.

When water is at a specific level in the pit, the sump pump will discharge the water through an ABS pipe that is connected outside.

Some sump pumps are battery activated and will continue to work during a blackout.

Once sump pump system is installed, all broken concrete around sump pit is re-poured.

Annual maintenance is required by the homeowner to make sure sump pump is in working order.


Four distinct kinds of sump pumps are available at RCC Waterproofing Hamilton. pumping from one to three stages with a battery backup. To determine which sump pump is best for your house, give RCC a call.